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House Votes to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks of Pregnancy

The House of Representatives voted to ban abortions nationwide past 20 weeks of pregnancy, joining at least 10 states in seeking to expand prohibitions on the procedure further than the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed.

The bill, passed yesterday on a mostly party-line 228-196 vote, would make such abortions a crime with a possible prison sentence. At least 10 states have approved similar laws, with those in Arizona and Idaho declared unconstitutional by federal courts.